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    Default No more frozen toes: A psionic graft

    Not sure when I'd ever use it, but thought I might share. I'm wondering about the price though...

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    Glycerol Glands

    This is an extensive set of glands grafted along the limbs and body of the recipient. The hypothalamus, the portion of the brain that regulates body temperature, is removed and replaced as well. Now when the recipient is exposed to cold temperatures this triggers a reponse in the brain that causes the glands to produce a special substance that keeps the body from freezing. A recipient of this graft gains immunity to frostbite and may exist comfortably in conditions down to 0 degrees fahrenheit without having to make Fortitude saves. The recipient also gains a +2 bonus on saving throws against cold effects. In fact, if the creature possessing these glands fall unconscious from low temperatures he automatically stabilizes and instead goes into a state of suspended animation. For every year that passess only a day is experienced by the body of the recipient. It grows hungry after a "day" without food and begins to suffer the effects of thirst and starvation as appropriate. If the temperature around the body warms up to above 0 degrees the recipient awakes.
    This graft does not provide any level of resistance to cold damage.

    Graft Flesh, adapt body, suspend life; Price 10,000 gp

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    More for your Hearth campaign? You love the cold, don't you? Looks good to me, but it sounds very difficult to graft. You'd have to get into the glands without damaging the body. That's pretty much modern surgery.

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    Default Re: No more frozen toes: A psionic graft

    More for your Hearth campaign? You love the cold, don't you?
    Mainly I'm just loving my campaign setting and trying to make it complete ;)

    (But yes, I also do actually like the cold. I dread summer)

    Looks good to me, but it sounds very difficult to graft. You'd have to get into the glands without damaging the body. That's pretty much modern surgery.
    The Graft Flesh feat is from Lords of Madness, and requires like 12 ranks in Heal to even get. Basically at that point they must consider you a master surgeon.

    In fact, these glands aren't nuthin' compared to some of the grafts they have in there. One completely replaces your spine, another your heart, and one you get a complete transfusion of blood.


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    Default Re: No more frozen toes: A psionic graft

    There's a trick you can do to keep your extremities warm in cold weather. Pick up some snow and rub it on your bare hands and face. You'll chill your hands and face with the cold, but the rough ice crystals will scuff up your capillaries and increase blood flow. So if you allow hands and face and the like to get cold, then warm them up, they have a tendency to stay full of blood, and thus warm.

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    Default Re: No more frozen toes: A psionic graft

    So if you allow hands and face and the like to get cold, then warm them up, they have a tendency to stay full of blood, and thus warm.
    Thats just a myth. That may increase blood flow but its also known to just harm the skin worse, especially if its frostbitten, and there are horror stories out of one of the World Wars of guys who doing that getting nasty gangrene.

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    Default Re: No more frozen toes: A psionic graft

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Vorpal_Tribble
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    In fact, these glands aren't nuthin' compared to some of the grafts they have in there. One completely replaces your spine, another your heart, and one you get a complete transfusion of blood.
    ...and the ones that replace your eyes, and the ones that give you a Scorpion-style ranged grapple, and...
    "Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire." - Jaya Ballard, task mage

    STFUitP

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    Default Re: No more frozen toes: A psionic graft

    ...and the ones that replace your eyes, and the ones that give you a Scorpion-style ranged grapple, and...
    Don't remember the scorpion one...

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